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2012 Moderator Election: Town Hall Chat - Wed 8 Feb 03:00 UTC / Tue 7 Feb 10pm EST [closed]

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Can we add a “minor edit” checkbox when editing a question/answer?

This is an extension of Should making edits bump a question to the top of the list?, which was asked yesterday. I have a tendency to edit a lot of question and answers, which bumps them to the top of ...
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What to do with a bounty when the problem is solved but not by one of the given answers?

I've got a bounty on this question that I used to draw additional attention to it. I've since solved the issue, but the solution wasn't one of the given answers. What should I do with the bounty? ...
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Should we have posts on meta that aren't questions that can be answered?

Most posts on meta seem to invite answers, which is what the SE engine seems to be good at. But there are some posts that seem more like announcements and less like anything that can be answered. On ...
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Could the voted/unvoted button artwork be further differentiated on meta.apple?

The selected and unselected states of the vote-up and vote-down buttons here on Ask Different Meta aren't distinct enough for me to understand the difference. I'm including a screenshot that I just ...
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Should making edits bump a question to the top of the list?

I noticed today that even a tiny edit like simply removing the word "thanks" form the end of a question can bump it right back to the top of the list of questions. Whilst this does alert interested ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Can we establish official rules for community wiki questions?

I have noticed that the majority of large community wiki questions have rules for posting. However, they aren't standard rules. Can we establish some official rules for community wiki questions? My ...
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How can we define the new Music/Video iOS apps?

iOS 5 brought us Music and Video as two seperate apps, these cannot be tagged correctly as the description for Music relates to songs and sond that is playing not the app, and the same applies to ...
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Privileges page refers to wrong site name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please change name of site from “Apple” to “Ask Different” The Privileges page twice refers to this site as "Apple" as opposed to "Ask Different"; ...
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Refining policy on hardware recommendations

I understand why "let's go shopping" questions are unhelpful to the site and thus closed. But my understanding was that this policy does not make all hardware recommendations off-topic on Stack ...
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Bug does not count upvotes

I noticed that all upvotes (in total four) between 10:28pm and 11:48pm where not counted for my account. one question: all upvotes are ignored second question: one upvote is ignored
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Refund the bounty if no anwers recieved

I offered a bounty on this question: Can I enable AHCI mode of the SATA controller when booting to Windows on a MacBook with Nvidia chipset? and didn’t get any answers. Now I think the amount should ...
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Access to some moderator tools should be linked to flag weight or edits

So users with 10K reputation get access to moderator tools. And now 5K reputation gives you access to the queue of suggested edits to review. And absolutely, high reputation users give so much to this ...
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The iOS Challenge- Winners! [closed]

Update: Congratulations to the following people for winning the iOS Challenge! The prize for the most viewed question goes to jjeaton. The prize for the highest scored question goes to Michiel. The ...
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Why don't I see an “edit” link below the post on this page?

This question: Can't authorize computer to play iTunes songs could use some editing, but I don't see an "edit" link below the question as I see on other questions. I tried editing the URL to ...
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Which area is my question right for?

I have a question about the advantages/disadvantages of using Drobo or Synology with my Mac media server setup. I asked the question on SuperUser and someone closed it because it was too much of a "...
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What shall we do with duplicate answers?

I have asked a question, and have some pretty incomplete answers, one answer duplicates the point of the so far only good answer (thanks Matt) and is not at all constructive as it doesn't go into any ...
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The background doesn't change when a question is deleted

I deleted my own question, https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/34705/problems-when-connecting-to-wifi-with-the-ipod (the link is for 10k users), because I discovered that the problem is the ...
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What is the general consensus here about “thanks” at the end of questions?

According to this page on Meta Stack Overflow, salutations, tag lines, thanks, etc. should be removed from posts. If I do that here, are my edits likely to be accepted? Is it okay if I remove those ...
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Community Wiki on the rise?

I noticed that there a lot of questions that are flagged as community wiki, even if there is not that much answers or are quite new. For instance there are 10 questions on the homepage currently. Is ...
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Can we make the AskDifferent blog more easily accessible?

I just wanted to go to the blog in order to leave a comment. However, it really took me a while just to get there! I simply could not find a link. How come the blog is so hardly accessible? What ...
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Suggestion - Possibly Sitewide - Inbox Feed?

I might be being dense, but I was wondering if there is a RSS feed that displays entries from our 'inbox'? If not, then perhaps a feature suggestion. I use a RSS reader a lot and it updates ...
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Planning the Ask Different Anniversary Extravaganza

January 28th, 2012 will mark Ask Different's 1-year anniversary of graduation! Stack Exchange has offered to support a special Ask Different event in honor of that anniversary. I've added an answer ...
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How should we handle questions about activity illegal outside the US?

Someone posted a question about changing the IMEI of their iPhone. A UK user flagged this question for asking about an illegal activity, and indeed it is in the UK. However, I haven't been able to ...
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Clicked tab is backwards

You have got the ‘clicked tab’ metaphor in reverse: To me, it looks like all the other tabs are clicked. Or maybe it’s the Apple® way.
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Multiple Tag Wiki Edit Screen Style Bugs

It seems that some old and new style bugs have cropped up with the various style changes that have occurred over the course of 2011. Which is, well, all of them? :) Let's take a look at the tag wiki ...
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Can we add iOS-like scrollbars to this site?

I know that people using Lion will have nice, pretty scrollbars, but what about those of us who don't have Lion? I was wondering if we can add some iOS-like scrollbars to the site. I think that it ...
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Update: It's iPhone 4S week!

This week, we’re kicking off a “Hot Topic of the Week” series. How it works: One topic is designated each week, and each person who asks a question relating to that topic will be eligible to win a ...
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Is there a place where I can find all the community wiki questions for Apple.SE?

Pretty simple...I was just curious and didn't know where I could find all the CW question. Is there a place where I can find all the community wiki questions for Apple.SE?
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Adding a photo to my AskDiffernt bio account

How can I add a photo to my AskDifferent account?
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Remove or update answers that are incorrect due to technological advances

I have come across some answers that are now incorrect since the launch of iOS5. Such as this one Should another answer be put down or should we change these answers to make them factually correct?
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Should all badges be attainable?

I looked at SO meta, and they have removed the badge for participating in the beta. I think that all the badges should be attainable for everyone, so badges like Beta and precognative. I do ...
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Community vote to answer correct answers that have been left unaccepted

This is an extension of the question 'What to do with original posters who don't accept correct answer' I have seen a few new users who have had an issue and used this site to get their answer, after ...
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can we have Tag Icons

On Stack Overflow the facebook, Android, and adobe tags have icons on, could we allow Icons for tags such as iTunes, App Store, Bluetooth, Mail.app, etc?
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Editing profile on meta

I cannot edit my profile on the Ask different Meta. I had an issue (posted on Stackexchange meta) with merged accounts and loss of info and rep. This has now been fixed. I am now having an issue ...
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Are questions on Apple-like hardware for PCs on-topic?

I flagged question Are there any non-Apple multi-touch trackpads on the market? as "off-topic" and also commented that it probably should be migrated to Super User. The flag was declined with a reason ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 For one reason or another, we missed 2H 2011. Nevermind that, though, let us commence with 1H 2012! And yes, it starts in December. What in the ...
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Should we discourage shortened links (bit.ly, etc.)?

I've noticed that people post bit.ly links quite often. I don't notice it as often here as the other SE sites, but it's still a problem, in my opinion. There is no reason to post a bit.ly link at all. ...
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What is the number next to the “review answer/question” button?

What's the number next the "review answer/question" button? Is it the number of people who have reviewed the question/answer?
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Why is there a Google Plus ad on the main Ask Different site?

Is the google plus ad a community promotion advertisement or something else? I clicked it but nothing shows if I don't log into google - what is this? https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?...
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What to do with original posters who don't accept correct answers

Been noticing many questions in the "Unanswered" portion of AskDifferent that have factually correct answers. I've even spotted one frequent offender (105 questions, 61% accept rate). What do/can/...
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Would questions about the iPad 2 Smart Cover be acceptable?

Would questions about the Smart Cover be considered on topic? It is an Apple product, but isn't really a computer hardware piece, more of just an accessory.
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If the original poster (OP) question is unclear, is it OK to ask OP question to clarify in order to provide a better answer?

I'm looking for accepted practice so as not to offend other members (I was downvoted and told not to do that). Thanks.
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What can users do to address orphaned questions with newer/better answers?

Now that the dust is settling over Lion and iOS 5, there are a large amount of questions that had been asked in the past that had either a workaround or a not-quite direct answer, but now there is a ...
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Is the copy editor badge not working?

According to the description of the copy editor badge, the requirement is for you to edit 500 posts. I have done that and I don't see the badge. If you look on the users page, you'll notice that both ...
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Why has my flag weight turned to decimal points?

I just looked at my flag weight and it has a weird number: Is it supposed to be a decimal number? Or is this a bug?
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Should we try to start killing off the community poll questions with this one?

Jason had a nice comment in the chat room and I'd like to see if there is enough common interest to start killing these unanswerable questions off. Got any tips or tricks for Terminal in Mac OS X? ...
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Search box text colour

Just noticed that the colour of the text displayed on the search results page does not show the search query very clearly until the search box is re-selected. Blank search box waiting for a query: ...
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I'm an indie Mac app developer, can I use AskDifferent as a support forum?

I'm an Indie Mac Developer with several apps, most of which are fairly technical or even developer- or web-developer-targeted. I'd love to have a StackExchange-style forum available for my users to ...

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